Observation 137614: Hapalopilus nidulans (Fr.) P. Karst.

Code: Bot_726/2013_DSC6685

Habitat: Light, mixed, predominantly hardwood woodland, nearly flat terrain, cretaceous clastic rock (flysh), partly rain protected by trees canopies, mostly in shade, precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 500 m (1.650 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: dead branch of Quercus robur L. laying on ground.

Place: Bovec basin, almost on top of Rabeljnik hill, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Several pilei, from 3 to 6 cm across, upper side orange brown (oac790), pore layer somewhat darker (oac777) wit distinct edge without pores; taste lightly bitter, smell mild, pleasant; trama very light, soft, spongy-fibrous; SP faint, whitish (?), KOH reaction violet-red on all parts of pileus.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: violet KOH reaction
Used references: (1) Personal communication with Mr. Bojan Rot.
(2) http://www.mushroomexpert.com/hapalopilus_nidulans.html
(3) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 302.
(4) W.Rothmaler, Exkursionsflora von Deutschland, Vol.1, Niedere Pflanzen, Elsevier, 3.Auflage, (1994), p 350.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth. Dimensions: 4.9 (SD = 0.4) x 2.7 (SD = 0.2) μ, Q = 1.9 (SD = 0.18), n = 30. Olympus CH20 (Motic B2-211A), NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water, Congo red. AmScope MA500 digital camera.

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